Dogs do not suffer from the cold as much as we, humans, do. However, this does not mean that they do not feel anything whatsoever. When the temperatures drop, and there is snow on the ground, your dog will need some boots to protect its little feet from the cold. If you want, you can make such items by yourself, using the set of instructions down below. In no time, you will have new dog boots that your little furry friend will surely enjoy.
The necessary materials
First things first, you need to gather all the materials required for the project. It is preferable that the boots are made from some thick material that can keep the warm inside like felt, as the dog will appreciate having its feet warm when you take it out for a walk.
Next, you will need some suede, as this material provides excellent anti-slipping properties. Patches of suede will go on the soles of the boots as it will be shown right away. Make sure to purchase some Velcro, as this will keep the boots in place, and your dog will feel comfortable.
A sewing machine is the most indicated, as this is a project that is difficult to do using just thread and needle. Also, get a pair of sturdy scissors, so you can quickly cut through the thick materials.
Since this is a custom project, it is highly indicated to have your dog’s feet measured. Placing one of the dog’s paws on a piece of paper, take the contour around it, and then a bit higher, as you will need enough room to wrap the boot around each foot. Make another larger outline that will give the boot the necessary height.
In the area where the paw was placed, you can cut a circle; that is where the patches of suede will go. The next step is straightforward because you will only have to use the pattern thus created to cut the pieces of felt that will go for the making of four boots.
Fold the felt for each boot in two and then cut around the pattern. You will get something that looks like a long, loose sock. Fold the two symmetric parts results so that you obtain a cute little sock. Cut some circles of suede for the anti-skid soles. Use the sewing machine to sew them in place.
Placing the Velcro
The Velcro straps should go in the upper part of each boot. A sewing machine with robust needles is needed for this operation. Sew the straps partially, so that you leave enough of each one to wrap around the leg.
These are all the instructions you need to create boots for your dog. Your companion will evidently be pleased with having its feet warm, and, while it may take it a little bit of time to get accustomed to the boots, it will be thankful for having new boots. Taking a walk outside will become more comfortable.